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US Treasury Secretary says China to hand audit work to SEC

Wang Yang, Chinese vice premier (left) and US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew listen to translation devices during the closing session of high-level Sino-US talks on Thursday. Photo: EPA

Chinese regulators will hand over some audit documents of US-listed Chinese companies to US securities regulators, US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said on Thursday, a move that may thaw a dispute over multiple accounting scandals.

Friday, 12 July, 2013, 10:41am

Treasury Secretary updates signature on US banknotes

Before and after: The new signature to appear on US notes

Jack Lew was the senior budget adviser to President Barack Obama and President Bill Clinton. He was Obama's chief of staff. Now he is the US treasury secretary.

20 Jun 2013 - 1:47am

John Kerry's China mission is focused on Korean crisis

A protester in Seoul wears a John Kerry mask. Photo: Xinhua

The main mission of US Secretary of State John Kerry's first visit to China today was to work out a diplomatic agenda between the two new administrations following major cabinet reshuffles in both capitals.

13 Apr 2013 - 5:37am

Sino-US talks vital for tackling range of global problems

Jacob 'Jack' Lew, U.S. treasury secretary. Photo: Bloomberg

China's relations with other countries all but ground to a halt for six months during the transition to a new leadership. With Xi Jinping affirmed as president and his governing team under Premier Li Keqiang in place, it is once again business as usual for foreign policy. 

21 Mar 2013 - 2:50am 1 comment

US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew's cheap lunch wins praise in China

US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew (centre) sits down for a meal of dumplings, cold dishes and tea in Beijing. Photo: Reuters

Lew's 109-yuan bill (HK$136) - on a meal of dumplings, cold dishes and tea in Beijing - has apparently shocked some people, who expect officials of even lower status to splurge thousands of yuan on luxury meals paid by taxpayers.

20 Mar 2013 - 11:52pm 6 comments

Talking points

US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew

Lew makes Beijing his first overseas visit

19 Mar 2013 - 4:25am

Jack Lew confirmed as new US treasury secretary

Former White House chief of staff Jack Lew will be the next US treasury secretary. Photo: AFP

US President Barack Obama’s former chief of staff Jack Lew was confirmed on Wednesday as the next US treasury secretary, taking over a key portfolio at a time of deadlock over the US budget and debt.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am